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East Midlands Trains and Network Rail have announced the start of a £500,000 scheme to bring even more improvements to Derby station.
The scheme, being carried out as part of the National Station Improvement Programme (NSIP), will include a host of improvements for passengers including brand new toilets on platform 1 of the station and refurbishment of the main concourse. The station footbridge will also be resurfaced as part of the scheme.
This latest programme of improvements follows the completion of a multi-million pound scheme to transform the station with new light and modern platform canopies, new wider stairs with lifts provided to give step-free access to all platforms, as well as improved waiting rooms for passengers. As a result of passenger feedback, East Midlands Trains has also recently installed two new arrival and departure screens on Platform 1 of Derby station. These new Customer Information Screens, which are part of a larger £10million scheme to enhance stations across the East Midlands Trains network, will allow significantly improved information for passengers departing or arriving at this busy platform.
Commenting from East Midlands Trains, Wendy Robertson, Senior Estates Manager, said: “We’re really pleased to be working with Network Rail on this scheme to deliver even further benefits for the four million passengers who use Derby station every year.
“The station has already undergone a huge transformation with the £21 million scheme completed last year, and these further improvements will help to really put the icing on the cake.”
Mark Tarry, area general manager for Network Rail, added: “The improvements we have already completed have transformed Derby station and this project will help to make rail travel even more attractive and convenient for passengers.”
The scheme, which is being funded through NSIP, is due for completion before the end of the year.